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Valentine is married and has five children, three of whom attend school. She sells foodstuffs and has been in this business for 12 years.

Valentine is requesting a loan, which she will use to buy more beans, bananas, and cassava flour to sell. The profits from this business will be saved so that Valentine can build her own house. In the future, she would like to have a motorbike as another source of income

Additional Information

About Urwego Opportunity Bank of Rwanda (UOB)

Urwego Opportunity Bank (UOB) helps underserved Rwandans by providing its clients with the necessary credit and savings capabilities required for economic transformation. It offers credit products, including group and individual loans, as well as training in business development, financial literacy and health management. UOB loan products leverage social collateral since most group members have little to no collateral.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 16
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,580,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Valentine to purchase more foodstuffs to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 20, 2011
Oct 31, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012